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Episode Guide

  • Season 1
    • 10/25/82
      Dick and Joanna Loudon purchase the Stratford Inn, a remnant of colonial times in scenic Vermont. Their caretaker, George Utley, and his family have tended the inn for decades. Dick hires a maid, Leslie, and meets their next-door neighbor (and habitual liar) Kirk. The inn opens for business amid myriad start-up problems.moreless
    • Dick and Joanna learn that there's a body buried in the basement. The Loudons try to get the body moved to the church cemetary, only to find that she was a witch.
    • 11/8/82
      Dick gets his hopes up after two city officials suggest he run for town council.
    • 11/15/82
      Joanna falls through the ice at the annual River Day festival. Dick is on the outs when Joanna blames him for everything bad that happens in her life.
    • 11/22/82
      Dick and the gang pitch in to help Kirk get the Minuteman up to code after its shut down.
    • No Tigers at the Circus
      Dick spirals into a profound depression after the Stratford is denied in its bid to be classified an historic landmark.
    • 12/6/82
      Leslie's high school sweetheart returns from far off places to ask for her hand in marriage, to Kirk's obvious displeasure.
    • Dick praises an aspiring writer's work to avoid hurting her feelings. The writer's enthusiastic husband quits his job to allow his wife to write full time. It's up to Dick to secure her an agent and teach her to write, all before their savings runs out in a month and a half.moreless
    • No Room at the Inn
      The inn is swamped when 24 guests are snowed in on Christmas Eve. While Kirk tries to keep the guests entertained, Dick tries to find room for a traveller named Joseph and his pregnant wife.
    • 12/27/82
      A U.S. Senator's wife checks into the inn and holds a press conference to announce she's divorcing her inattentive husband.
    • Sprained Dreams
      Episode 11
      Dick jeopardizes Leslie's lifelong dream of becoming a world-class skier when he accidentally falls on her.
    • 1/10/83
      George's old flame visits the inn. Both are disappointed when the other isn't as they remember.
    • The Visitors
      Episode 13
      Dick and Joanna can't wait for their 'fun' friends to visit, but soon become perturbed after their friends treat the Loudons not as friends, but innkeepers.
    • 1/31/83
      Leslie's attractive cousin Stephanie visits Vermont to settle her emotions as she nears her wedding day. Stephanie soon finds herself lusting after Kirk.
    • Breakfast Theater
      Episode 15
      Washed-up comic Manny Silver visits the Stratford, reminding Dick of the 'debt' he owes Manny for starting his writing career. Manny shames Dick into letting him perform in the inn, over Joanna's strenuous objections.
    • 2/14/83
      Kirk goes into the hospital for surgery to remove a foreign object from his nose, leaving Larry, Darryl and a very svelte Darryl in charge of the cafe. Dick and Joanna, about to go to New York for a writer's conference have to bail out the boys when an unexpected crowd turns up at the cafe.moreless
    • A View from the Bench
      Dick, Kirk, and George go to Boston to use their bench passes for a Celtics game. Dick loses his pass. Meanwhile, Leslie and Joanna wait at the inn for incoming guest, Daniel J. Travanti.
    • 3/13/83
      When Kirk's cafe is robbed, his history of deception comes back to haunt him as the insurance investigator refuses to believe his story.
    • 3/20/83
      When George reveals he saw a UFO, he finds himself mocked throughout the town.
    • You're Homebody 'til Somebody Loves You
      Dick inadvertantly insults Joanna, calling her a homebody. Joanna takes a job with a travel agency in an attempt to assert herself.
    • Kirk's grandmother visits on the same night he finally gets a date with Leslie.
    • 4/10/83
      Dick loves being 'just one of the guys' when Chester and Jim invite him to join their golf foursome. Dick is distressed to find that their gambling habit and lousy golfing abilities make him the big winner. Dick tries to figure out a way to give the money back without breaking 'the guy code'.moreless
  • Season 2
  • Season 3
  • Season 4
  • Season 5
  • Season 6
  • Season 7
  • Season 8
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